HYDERABAD: IT minister KT Rama Rao said they had tied up with funding agencies for an amount of `11,000 crore for the construction of two bedroom housing programmes for weaker sections. Speaking to mediapersons on Friday, KTR said they are determined to construct one lakh 2BHK houses in Hyderabad in the next one year so as to provide employment to building workers. The minister said contractors are presently engaged in construction of irrigation projects, road works and other infrastructure building works. “This is the reason for the slow pace in the construction of 2BHK houses,” he said. He assured that Hyderabad would be developed as an international city in the next seven to eight years. “Hyderabad will witness radical development in the next two-and-half-years time,” Rama Rao added. The Unified Service rules for municipal employees, which allows GHMC staff to get transfer to other municipalities, will be placed before the Cabinet soon. The transfer of GHMC to other municipalities and vice versa would decrease the corruption, he informed.
‘Metro Rail next year’
Rama Rao said Hyderabad Metro Rail’s first phase would be completed in April or May, 2017 and the entire Metro Rail Project would be completed by the end of 2018. He said the tenders for construction of bridge on Durgam Cheruvu has been finalised and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would lay foundation stone for the same soon.